from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A ballroom dance in 2/4 time, characterized by long, sliding steps.
- n. The music for this dance.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A ballroom dance in duple time, having long, sliding steps
- n. A piece of music for this dance
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A kind of round dance in march or polka time; also, a piece of music for this dance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A round dance, danced by couples, the partners moving together in a series of sliding steps in two-two time, the first step of each measure being longer than the second and termed a ‘slide.’
- n. The music for such a dance, which is in duple or quadruple rhythm, not essentially different from a rapid march or quick-step.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. dance the two-step
- n. a ballroom dance in duple meter; marked by sliding steps
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"One is called the two-step," Mr. Ortiz explained, as he transitioned to another move.
The company recommended that Gmail users take additional security steps, like using a Google service known as two-step verification, to make it more difficult to compromise their e-mail accounts.
EU Economic Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said Thursday the two-step approach means that the funding of the Greek debt can now be ensured until September, saving it from the immediate risk of default.
And boy-howdy, when it comes to this cinematic tango, does Verbinski know how to two-step.
In their version of events, Reid agreed on Sunday night to a two-step approach to raising the debt limit that Obama has rejected.
Republicans want a two-step process that would require a second vote in the midst of a campaign for control of the White House and both houses of Congress.
In addition to a two-step approach to raising the debt limit, the House measure would require lawmakers in both houses to vote later this year on a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
Like nearly everyone else in Washington, Mr. Bernanke sees little chance Congress and the president will agree quickly on the fiscal two-step he prescribes — some fiscal stimulus now to help the economy, packaged with some deficit reduction to take effect later.
The report suggests a two-step process, the first of which can be implemented quickly and the second that would require treaty change.
In addition, Yahoo is assessing a possible two-step process in which it would strike a deal for a minority investment and then sell its Asian assets, some people said.